Weekend Wrap-Up

Think Too Tops Box Office; Jersey Boys Soft

By John Hamann

June 22, 2014

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Sixth goes to Edge of Tomorrow, which at least has a third weekend above $10 million. The Tom Cruise science fiction/action flick earned $10.3 million and was down 37% compared to the $16.5 million it took in last weekend. The $178 million film still has a loooong way to go though, as it has earned $74.5 million domestically, and had $181 million overseas when the weekend began.

The Fault in our Stars is seventh, and my how the mighty stars have fallen. Last weekend Fault earned $14.8 million over the weekend, $6.4 million of that coming on Friday night, which means it had an internal weekend multiplier of 2.3 over its second weekend, which is unheard of. This weekend, The Fault in Our Stars earned $8.6 million, off 42% compared to last weekend, despite losing 69% last weekend. The $48 million opener has now reached $98.7 million, and should cross the $100 million plateau by next weekend. Made for $12 million, I thought this was going to be the biggest total versus budget release of the summer, but it’s looking like Neighbors will retain that crown with a cost of $18 million and a gross so far of about $146 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past lands in eighth. Now in its fifth weekend, X-Men earned another $6.2 million, and declined 37% compared to last weekend. It is the blockbuster of the summer so far, as it has pulled in $216.8 million domestically, and $461 million overseas.


Ninth is Chef, Jon Favreau’s little film that is legging it out. Out for six weekends, this one has never earned more than $2.6 million, and this weekend is no different. Chef earned $1.8 million this weekend, and was off 16% compared to last weekend. It has a running total of $16.9 million.

Finally in 10th is Godzilla, which is bowing out of the race before the $90 million starter gets to $200 million. This weekend – its sixth – Godzilla earned $1.8 million and fell 45%. The $160 million film has now brought in $194.9 million on the domestic side, and $250 million overseas, with Japan still to come.

Overall this weekend, without the Pixar release, the top 12 films get hammered versus last year. A year ago, with Monsters University on top and World War Z not far behind, the top 12 came in at an amazing $232.4 million. This year, the top 12 could only find $142.6 million, the 15th consecutive weekend the top 12 has pulled in more than $100 million. Next weekend we get Transformers: Age of Extinction, a title that either makes you very happy, or extremely sad.

Top Weekend Box Office for 6/20/14-6/22/14 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
2 22 Jump Street Sony $29,000,000 - 49% $111,450,000
3 How To Train Your Dragon 2 Fox $25,300,000 - 49% $95,176,700
4 Jersey Boys WARNER BROS. $13,515,000 New $13,515,000
5 Maleficent Disney $13,012,000 - 30% $185,980,000
6 Edge of Tomorrow WARNER BROS. $10,340,000 - 37% $74,511,000
7 The Fault In Our Stars Fox $8,600,000 - 42% $98,728,300
8 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $6,200,000 - 37% $216,794,300
9 Chef Open Road Films $1,845,000 - 16% $16,942,000
10 Godzilla WARNER BROS. $1,820,000 - 45% $194,915,000
11 A Million Ways To Die In the West Universal $1,622,465 - 50% $40,324,365
12 Neighbors Universal $1,368,725 - 42% $145,717,300
Think Like a Man Too Sony $30,000,000 New $30,000,000
  Also Opening/Notables
  Third Person Sony Classics $42,046 New $42,046
  Venus In Fur IFC Films $25,000 New $25,000
  Coherence Oscilloscope $17,000 New $17,000
  A Summer's Tale Big World Pictures $13,023 New $13,023
  Le Chef Cohen Media $10,894 New $10,894
  Code Black Long Shot Factory $6,000 New $6,000
  The Signal Magnolia Pictures $152,000 - 2% $405,950
  The Rover A24 $500,000 + 614% $590,453
  Obvious Child A24 $268,620 + 85% $602,343
  Supermensch Radius/twc $45,601 + 47% $126,908
  Blended WARNER BROS. $1,075,000 - 38% $42,426,000
  The Amazing Spider0man 2 Sony $600,000 - 37% $199,477,000
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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